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gera

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Hello- my daughter is a Pikmin FANATIC and she's been waiting for Pikmin 3 for years. I plan to preorder Pikmin 3 for her as soon as I can. It's her birthday and I thought I'd get her a wii console in advance of the realease date but noticed that Pikmin 3 is for wiiU. QUESTION- will Pikmin 3 work on the regular wii console or will it only operate on wiiU?

thanks very much!

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Pikmin 3 is a Wii U game, so unfortunately it won't work on a Wii console. I'd suggest waiting for Wii U, since it's less than four months away, and it plays all Wii games as well. :)

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As a Wii U game, Pikmin 3 will only work for the Wii U.

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JohnPhilipSousa

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I doesn't work on a Wii. You need a Wii U. As for why, I'd explain, but it's complicated, and I'm too lazy to type it all out in the morning.

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LeasTwanteD

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Yeah, it's not like Twilight Princess which had a Gamecube and a Wii version coming out in December 2006.

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ADaviii

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While getting Wii to play Pikmin 3 wouldn't be the best idea (for reasons you've already learned ;) ) getting Wii for other games wouldn't be a bad idea at all! There are a TON of games available for Wii, currently, that are loads of fun to play with your family and friends. Look into games like Worms, Rhythm Heaven, New Super Mario Bros., and even the Just Dance series!

Also, if you want to check up on the latest news and weather, you can check them instantly on your Wii! Wii uses this thing called WiiConnect24 that allows it to receive updates all of the time (even while it is in sleep mode). Be sure to connect your Wii online because, without doing so, you will not be able to use features such as these.

Another benefit to hooking up your Wii online is the Wii Virtual Console (found in the Wii Shop Channel). There are a lot of old games you can download onto your Wii! Games from way back in the old Nintendo days up to the Nintendo 64 days! Old Wii consoles use to even play old Nintendo Gamecube games, but the new Wii consoles being sold have scrapped that ability.

Which reminds me, there are a lot of games that you can buy retail (through Gamestop, Target, Walmart, etc.,) that use online features. For example, Mario Kart for Wii allows you to play a online with anyone around the world at any time! Also, if you know any other people who have Wii, you can exchange Friend Codes (usually found under the game's options menu) and can race each other even if you are 100 miles away!

Keep in mind, though, when Wii U does start coming out with games, Wii U games cannot be played on Wii, but Wii games can play on Wii U! Thus, if you want a fun little box of entertainment for a low price, Wii would be a great idea. However, if you want to wait and get Wii U (which will play all of your Wii games as well as your Wii U games), you may have to put down a bit more (rumored price going around is around 299-350 pounds and/or USD).

However, if you get Wii U, you will get a console built for HD televisions, Virtual Console (the feature that allows you to play old games), options to choose whether to buy any retail games in-store or download them fully at home, a cool new controller, the ability to still use those Wii remote controllers, a built in online system which is used to allow real people to help you if you get stuck in any video game, and, of course, Pikmin 3! I'm sure I forgot a bunch, but this is a bit of what to look forward to.

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This is why I always thought the name and it still using wii controllers will be confusing for parents.

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DarkEdi

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If you want a Wii you need to search the gamecube compatible, not the lesser version you found in stores.

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TheDreamingHawk

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gera wrote:

Hello- my daughter is a Pikmin FANATIC and she's been waiting for Pikmin 3 for years. I plan to preorder Pikmin 3 for her as soon as I can. It's her birthday and I thought I'd get her a wii console in advance of the realease date but noticed that Pikmin 3 is for wiiU. QUESTION- will Pikmin 3 work on the regular wii console or will it only operate on wiiU?

thanks very much!

If you are smart, you should get the wii U. As Pikmin 3 is a WII U GAME, not a wii game. Plus you can also enjoy the wii's library on top of it, which make it more better for your money.

Enjoy!:D

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Scary_Old_Lady

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Hawk wrote:

If you are smart, you should get the wii U. As Pikmin 3 is a WII U GAME, not a wii game. Plus you can also enjoy the wii's library on top of it, which make it more better for your money.

Enjoy!:D

Also, the wii libary has the other pikmin games in it!

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Pengaweeno wrote:

Hawk wrote:

If you are smart, you should get the wii U. As Pikmin 3 is a WII U GAME, not a wii game. Plus you can also enjoy the wii's library on top of it, which make it more better for your money.

Enjoy!:D

Also, the wii libary has the other pikmin games in it!

Thus, you can have the whole Pikmin trilogy on one system! :D

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